My Name Is Sangoel
My Name Is Sangoel

My Name Is Sangoel

Written by Khadra Mohammed and Khadra Mohammed & illustrated by Catherine Stock
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Jun 1, 2009
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Sangoel is a refugee. Leaving behind his homeland of Sudan, where his father died in the war, he has little to call his own other than his name, a Dinka name handed down proudly from his father and grandfather before him. When Sangoel and his mother and sister arrive in the United States, everything seems very strange and unlike home. In this busy, noisy place, with its escalators and television sets and traffic and snow, Sangoel quietly endures the fact that no one is able to pronounce his name. Lonely and homesick, he finally comes up with an ingenious solution to this problem, and in the process he at last begins to feel at home. Written by the authors of the acclaimed Four Feet, Two Sandals, this poignant story of identity and belonging will help young readers understand the plight of the millions of children in the world who are refugees.

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    June 1, 2009
    Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
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    6 - 10 years
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